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  • IFC Supports Chile’s First Project-financed Wind Farm / IFC Apoya el Primer Parque Eólico Financiado en Chile

    Monday, February 9th, 2009

    From the International Finance Corporation (IFC):
    IFC Supports Construction of Chile’s First Project-financed Wind Farm
    IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today signed an agreement to invest $61.5 million for the construction of the Totoral Wind Farm, advancing the development of renewable energy in Chile. The 46-megawatt wind project will support the country’s objectives of […]

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    A Breakthrough for Renewable Energy in the Cayman Islands?

    Thursday, January 15th, 2009

    I might have more questions about this arrangement once I look closer at the details, but the first one that springs out at me is why are systems eligible for net metering capped at 10kW? This might be fine for modest homes, but it certainly discourages the adoption of solar or wind systems by […]

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    IDB Supports Wind Turbine Blade Factory in Brazil / BID Ajuda a expansão de fábrica de pás para turbinas eólicas no Brasil

    Friday, August 8th, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB finances expansion of wind turbine blades factory in Brazil
    TECSIS secured US$120 million in loans
    Tecnologia e Sistemas Avancados Ltda (TECSIS), a leading Brazilian manufacturer of wind rotor blades for wind power turbines is to obtain US$120 million in loans from the Inter-American Development Bank to restructure its debt and invest […]

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    Three Rivers

    Sunday, June 10th, 2007

    Just read a nice review of the 3 Rivers Eco-Lodge in Dominica in today’s Washington Post (if you want to read the online version, you have to register, but it’s free to do so).
    3 Rivers is a good example of the small, rustic variety of Green Globe-certified lodging one can find in Latin America and […]

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    Assessing the Lamberts Windfarm Proposal

    Thursday, June 7th, 2007

    Back in my post “A Sustainable Energy Plan for Barbados?“, I mentioned that a linchpin of the Barbados government plan to expand the use of renewable sources in the island’s power supply was Barbados Light & Power’s (BLP) plans for a windfarm at Lamberts, St. Lucy.
    That proposal is hardly a “done deal” yet, though. […]

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    Jamaica to Privatize Wigton Windfarm

    Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

    The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ, or sometimes still referred to as “Petrojam”) announced yesterday that in 2007 it will privatize the windfarm it owns and manages at Wigton. Wigton currently has 23 wind turbines generating about 20.7 megawatts (Mw) for the electrical grid (the Jamaica Public Service Company is required to buy Wigton’s […]

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    Implications of the Stern Review for LAC, Part I

    Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

    Okay, I know what you’re thinking: the Stern Review — the analysis of the economic costs/benefits of coming to grips with global climate change that was commissioned by the UK Government and coordinated by the head of the Government Economic Service (and ex-Chief Economist at the World Bank) Sir Nicholas Stern — has been out […]

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